Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017
WAUKESHA, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Conference (WAC) will be held at the Country Springs Hotel & Water Park in Pewaukee/Waukesha, Wis., April 24-26, 2017.
For those aviation business men and women unable to attend the entire conference, Tuesday, April 25 has been set aside for the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association (WATA), lunch and presentation of the Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year Award at the annual evening banquet. People should check in at the registration desk and ask what room the WATA annual meeting will be held in. The WATA meeting will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. If in doubt, call 608-772-1776.
The main topic of discussion at the annual WATA Business Meeting will be proposed legislation for a Mechanic’s Lien Law. Wisconsin is one of only a handful of states that does not have a Mechanic’s Lien Law and that will change if enough operators attend the meeting and get involved in its passage.
Other conference topics of interest to businesses include leasing issues on airports, aeromedical reform, aviation education programs, takeoff and landing performance assessment (TALPA), the pilot shortage, runway incursion prevention, and drones.
Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics and Federal Aviation Administration officials will be attending the conference as well.
To register, go to http://wiama.org/attendee-registration/.